Philadelphia Eagles training camp: ‘The Birds’ get a day off
After four days of being back on the grind, the Philadelphia Eagles get a day off on July 30th.
It’s been an extremely warm Summer. To be honest, you have to wonder whether or not forcing someone to work in conditions like these is an act of cruelty. Maybe that’s what the Philadelphia Eagles organization and coaches have been thinking. ‘The Birds’ won’t practice on Monday, July 30th.
As a human being you can understand why. As a sports fan or writer, you have to prepare yourself for the worst day possible, a day with no football.
Tomorrow, it’s time to go back to work.
The Eagles returned to the Novacare Complex on July 25th after being given a bit of a break that followed the end of mandatory minicamp. They took the field on July 26th. The pads went on two days later. Now, here we are.
Four official practices are in the books, all of which were in the hot, boiling sun. When ‘The Birds’ return on the final day of July, it’ll be time for full-contact.
Sure, it’s probably a much-needed and well-deserved break. The football fan in all of us, selfishly, has to be thinking ‘Dang. They just got back. A break?’. Still, this is probably the best thing for all parties involved.
These guys have worked hard. They’ve pushed themselves both physically and mentally. No one should have any issues with these guys getting a little rest. We all trust the Eagles brass. We trust head coach Doug Pederson and everyone involved. These guys know this team better than any of us.
The only question now is whether or not their quarterback, Carson Wentz, will be involved in any of the full-contact portions of practice. Rumor has it that he may be inching closer to appearing in a preseason game.